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  1. Watts, Alan, Tao : The Watercourse Way, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1979, p.39.
  2. From Waley's tranlsation of the Dao De Jing: Waley, Arthur, The Way and Its Power, a Study of the Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought, Unwin, London, 1987, p.141.
  3. Bohm, David, Ph.D., Wholeness and the Implicate Order, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1983.
  4. Crowley, Aleister, Thien Tao or, The Synagogue of Satan, in Konx Om Pax: Essays in Light, Yogi Publication Society, Homewood, Illinois, 1973, p.60.
  5. Watson, Burton (Trans.), Chuang Tzu : Basic Writings, Columbia University Press, New York, 1964, pp.46-7
  6. The Theosophical Society was set up in 1875 by Madame Helena Petrova Blavatsky, a Russian spiritualist. In her book, The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy, she purported to have found the Secret Masters who rule the World, and went on to reveal their teachings (no mention of who was the second gunman on the grassy knoll, though).
  7. Girardot, N. J., Myth and Meaning in Early Taoism: The Theme of Chaos, University of California Press, Berkley, 1983, p.108.
  8. Creel, Herrlee G., What Is Taoism? and Other Studies in Chinese Cultural History, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1970, pp.73-74.
  9. From Morgan's translation of the Huai Nan Zi as quoted in Needham, Joseph, Science and Civilisation in China (Volume 2), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1956, p.68.
  10. Welch, Holmes, Taoism: the Parting of the Way, Beacon Press, Boston, 1957, p.33.
  11. This riddle is taken from Shea, Robert and Wilson, Robert Anton, Illuminatus Leviathan, Part 3 Sphere Books, London, 1977, pp 22-3,36.

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